Brunswick Zebras FC will upgrade their facilities at Sumner Park after a $760,000 refurbishment plan was announced, with works expected to commence at the end of this year.
The project will include the introduction of four modular female-friendly change rooms, new amenities, referee change facilities, as well as a first aid room.
The Victorian State Government will contribute $250,000 to the upgrades, with Moreland City Council chipping in $370,000, and Brunswick Zebras funding the remainder.
“The refurbishment is part of our ongoing commitment to women’s sport and the overall health and wellbeing of our community. We know that facilities at clubs play a key factor in encouraging female involvement which is why the creation of these new facilities is so important,” a Moreland City Council statement read.
“Brunswick Zebras FC is an important part of our local cultural heritage, with the club calling Sumner Park home since 1948, and today includes women and girls’ football, and maintains a base of strong junior teams, and men’s teams.
“We’re proud of our Brunswick Zebra FC’s commitment to create a welcoming and supportive environment, their recognition of women in leadership across the club, and importantly offering these new facilities for all of their players.”